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Phal pods - When to harvest?

This is a discussion on Phal pods - When to harvest? within the Breeding & Hybridization forums, part of the Orchid Propagation category; Hello everyone! A while back I was babbling about my first plant pregnancy and I ...

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    Question Phal pods - When to harvest?

    Hello everyone!

    A while back I was babbling about my first plant pregnancy and I could really use some guidance! Here are pics of the seedpods that I took yesterday. There are 2 on the same plant (from 2 different fathers...SCANDALOUS! lol)

    How will I know when to harvest them. Should they reach a certain size?





    Thanks in advance for your input!

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    All I know is that it preferable to harvest them prior to them breaking open on their own from the floozy.

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    Did you hand pollinate this phal?. do you remember the pollination date?. it is usually 110-120 days to mature. On maturity, the seed pod would have a golden yellow tinge and you should harvest before it breaks open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksriramkumar View Post
    Did you hand pollinate this phal?. do you remember the pollination date?. it is usually 110-120 days to mature. On maturity, the seed pod would have a golden yellow tinge and you should harvest before it breaks open.
    Yep, hand pollinated! I actually had a spreadsheet of my attempts but it's on my computer that recently kicked the bucket. I think its been about 2 - 2.5 months at this point. I will keep an eye on it. I expect that it could take a little longer since there are 2 pods on the same plant. I imagine that has to expend a pretty substantial amount of energy.

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    All I know is that it preferable to harvest them prior to them breaking open on their own from the floozy.
    She is not a floozy! She is a LADY OF THE EVENING!

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